The Springfield 520 (47mm)
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The Springfield 520 (47mm)

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The Springfield 520 (47mm)
The Springfield 520 (47mm)
The Springfield 520 (47mm)
The Springfield 520 (47mm)
The Springfield 520 (47mm)
The Springfield 520 (47mm)
The Springfield 520 (47mm)
The Springfield 520 (47mm)
The Springfield 520 (47mm)
The Springfield 520 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 520 unique: Today, we’re thrilled to present this eye-catching piece originally manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company — the Springfield 520. The watch boasts an elegant dial with bold black hour numerals and orange minute numerals that look stunning against its pristine white background. The front of the watch also features black diamond kite hands and a matching subdial. We paired this one-of-a-kind pocket watch with our robust and stylish Gunmetal case and equipped it with a copper crown. Our Gunmetal case has a transparent back, enabling you to view the watch’s remarkable inner workings, and the piece features a 405-grade open-face movement with a center bridge and going barrel. The movement also features gold-plated gears powered by 17 stunning jewels. Finally, we paired the piece with our comfortable, handcrafted Stone leather watch strap, making this piece even more unforgettably sophisticated.

The Illinois Watch Company initially produced this marvelous pocket watch in Springfield, Illinois, in 1917 — the same year that Columbia University gave out the first Pulitzer Prize. Newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer created the Pulitzer Prize in his will. He allocated $250,000 for a series of awards, including four journalism awards, four traveling scholarships, one education award, and one award in letters and drama. The first Pulitzer Prize winners include Jean Jules Jusserand for With Americans of Past and Present Days, Laura E. Richards and Maude How Elliott for Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, and Herbert Bayard Swope for articles he published in New York World.

Movement Manufacturer Information

The movement inside of this watch was made by Illinois Watch Company. We call this model "The Springfield" because the company was located in Springfield, Illinois.

Originally called the Springfield Watch Company, Illinois came to Springfield, Illinois in 1869 while the "modern" watch industry was fairly new but highly promising. City officials felt that the addition of industry to the city of Springfield would be excellent for the city's growth. However, after a series of failures and re-brandings, the company had a slow start until 1903 when they decided to manufacture high-quality watches only. Eventually making some of the most beautiful watches of their time, the company sold to Hamilton in 1927. Hamilton continued producing watches under the Illinois name for some time, but the original Springfield factory no longer stands.

Watch Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Vortic Watch Company
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 47mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: Gunmetal Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Copper
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 3200517
  • Manufacture Year: 1917
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 520 unique: Today, we’re thrilled to present this eye-catching piece originally manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company — the Springfield 520. The watch boasts an elegant dial with bold black hour numerals and orange minute numerals that look stunning against its pristine white background. The front of the watch also features black diamond kite hands and a matching subdial. We paired this one-of-a-kind pocket watch with our robust and stylish Gunmetal case and equipped it with a copper crown. Our Gunmetal case has a transparent back, enabling you to view the watch’s remarkable inner workings, and the piece features a 405-grade open-face movement with a center bridge and going barrel. The movement also features gold-plated gears powered by 17 stunning jewels. Finally, we paired the piece with our comfortable, handcrafted Stone leather watch strap, making this piece even more unforgettably sophisticated.

The Illinois Watch Company initially produced this marvelous pocket watch in Springfield, Illinois, in 1917 — the same year that Columbia University gave out the first Pulitzer Prize. Newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer created the Pulitzer Prize in his will. He allocated $250,000 for a series of awards, including four journalism awards, four traveling scholarships, one education award, and one award in letters and drama. The first Pulitzer Prize winners include Jean Jules Jusserand for With Americans of Past and Present Days, Laura E. Richards and Maude How Elliott for Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, and Herbert Bayard Swope for articles he published in New York World.

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